Well, those times have certainly changed. Sure, there are exceptions to the rule. And, yes, picture discs are still more prone to be problematic, at least regarding playback durability. When in doubt about a pressing quality check out the Reviews section on the Discogs release page. Chances are, other collectors have listened to the pressing and can provide a sneak peek into the quality.
All vinyl records are made of PVC, which is naturally colorless. To turn this clear material into a solid color titanium dioxide and other additives are mixed in.
To make the standard black vinyl color, black carbon is often added, which strengthens the PVC mix. To make any other color, dyes are used instead of black carbon. These dyes do not strengthen the vinyl in the same way as black carbon, but the difference is negligible unless mistakes are made in the production process. A few exceptions exist: Clear vinyl, picture discs and glow-in-the-dark pressings are more susceptible to poor playback.
Very few additives can be mixed into clear vinyl without jeopardizing the opacity, which means there is a potential for worse sound quality, albeit this drop is often imperceptible to the common listener. Picture Discs are a different story. They are typically made of 3 layers. The first layer is a clear record with no music, the second is the picture layer, and the third is a clear plastic sheet that contains the grooves. This final thin and malleable plastic layer is not as durable as regular records, which can negatively affect both the playback and long-term durability.
The process of pressing a multi-colored vinyl adds about a dollar to the production cost, so from a material perspective, yes, colored vinyl records are worth more. The real cost differences come from colored releases often being pressed in limited batches. This drives down supply while increasing demand, leading to higher market costs. Vinyl records are collectible items, with more colorful pressings often increasing the aesthetic appeal. Clever minds have ingeniously paired colors with the vibe of the record.
But this seems to be an exception from the rule. If an album comes out on colored wax you can almost be certain that it will be more sought after in the future. Any way you cut it, many collectors will seek out the wacky colored variant without exception. And colored vinyl has reached near ubiquitous levels. This would have been unfathomable just twenty years ago. Nevermind has been repressed on vinyl more than times over the years and among the many pressings there are a smattering of colors, gatefolds, tri-folds, billfolds, and probably skin-folds as enticements to throw down money and hear this album once again on a shiny new piece of wax.
The album has been released a number of times after this pressing, and even the later four-disc deluxe set on black wax sells for a third of the blue variant price. First off, did we need this repress? With original pressings being relatively easy to find and affordable, this release showcases how badly record companies overthink the success of RSD, a common complaint which we recently explored. A fine example of unbridled financial hysteria is in the case of the recent Mondo repress of the soundtrack by Alex North.
Your description of the picture disc process is incorrect. Always a good idea to do proper research before writing anything. Not being an audiophile, I always liked vinyl and specially limited editions. That being said, when I had the choice, I always went for the picture discs and colored vinyls, even knowing them to be not as good. But things have changed for sure, in these last years. Long live vinyl!! Good thing, though, Kubrick otherwise went with a smart choice of timeless Classical blended-with some Avant-Garde of the era instead for the final product.
Nice article. I am happy someone brought this up. I always wondered…is there really a difference? I mean, come on…who really wants to buy cassettes?
I learned as a child at elementary school age how to play vinyl and care for it. However I do still buy vinyl on occasion depending on various factors and have accumulated a nice little collection since the 80s.
I have always found it questionable the sound of colored vinyl, with picture discs sounding the worst. I always opt for black vinyl when I can. Sitting on the orange shag carpet, gazing at the album jacket. Colors have a voice. If the colors could speak, they would. We are compatible with the sound waves emanating from our choice the colors that surround us.
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